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What Photography Is

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ISBN-10: 0415995698

ISBN-13: 9780415995696

Edition: 2011

Authors: James Elkins

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In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner that he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. Elkins argues that photograpy is also about meaninglessnessa "its apparently endless capacity to show us things that we do not want or need to seea "and paina "extremely powerful images that can sear into our consciousness permanently. Extensively illustrated with a surprising range of images, Elkins demonstrates that what makes photography uniquely powerful is its ability to express the difficultya "physically, psychologically, emotionally, and aethsticallya "of the act of seeing.
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Book details

List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Writing
Selenite, Ice, Salt
From the Green River to the Brunswick Peninsula
A Drop of Water, World Trade Center Dust
The Rapatronic Camera
Lingqi
Credits